Christie's Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Christie's Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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By (author) Tom Stevenson, By (author) Essi Avellan

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  • Publisher: ABSOLUTE PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 280mm x 40mm | 2,201g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1906650187
  • ISBN 13: 9781906650186
  • Illustrations note: More than 400 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 190,951

Product description

The world's most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world's leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This third edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the physical splendour of the work.

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Tom Stevenson has long been regarded as the world's leading authority on Champagne and sparkling wine and is one of the world's leading and most respected wine writers. He is also the author of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia. Essi Avellan MW is one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers, and only the second Scandinavian to gain the coveted Master of Wine qualification. She is the editor of FINE Champagne Magazine.

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This is the book from which to find the answers to all your questions - a large, well set out, all-encompassing work on the subject. There are endless options suggested here on Champagne to try, and you will have enormous enjoyment searching for them. Every true wine buff should own a copy -- Clarissa Dickson Wright, The Journal of The Gourmet Club This stylishly-packaged book is everything you'd expect from Britain's leading fizz expert: authoritative, opinionated and comprehensive, with plenty of coverage given to non-French (and even English) wines -- Tim Atkin The Observer An authority acknowledged even by the Champenois The Sunday Times